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Lineham and Sandow star as Wolves crush Rovers

Warrington Wolves 38 (12)
Tries: Currie, Westerman, Lineham (3), Clark
Goals: Gidley (7)

Hull KR 8 (0)
Tries: Thornley, Dixon

A Tom Lineham hat-trick and a stand-out performance from Chris Sandow inspired Warrington to a 38-8 win over Hull KR at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Tries from Ben Currie and Joe Westerman gave the Wolves a 12-0 lead at the break as the home side dominated the possession and field territory.

Lineham’s treble and Daryl Clark’s effort late on secured the two points with Ian Thornley and Kieran Dixon scoring consolation tries for Rovers.

Warrington went into the game full of confidence after defeating treble winners Leeds last week and were head after five minutes through Currie.

Starting at centre, the youngster pounced on the end of Sandow’s grubber kick to open the scoring.

Hull KR were continuously penalised by referee Ben Thaler in defence and spent the majority of the opening 40 minutes in their own half.

The Wolves were held up over the line on four occasions in the first-half but did add to their lead on 17 minutes when Westerman powered his way over to score his first try for the club.

The experienced Kurt Gidley was then sin-binned just before the break for preventing Rovers from taking a quick 20 metre restart but being a man down didn’t seem to affect the Wolves when Lineham crossed for his first try three minutes after the interval.

If Rovers were to get back in the game they needed to score next and they did through Thornley who closed the gap to 16-4.

Warrington responded however through a penalty from Gidley before Lineham’s aerobatics in the corner saw him scored his second.

Dixon went over for Rovers two minutes later but Albert Kelly missed a simple conversion which summed up the visitors’ afternoon.

Lineham completed his hat-trick on 73 minutes thanks to a long, audacious pass from the impressive Sandow.

Clark then showed a glimpse of his 2014 form to break the line and round several Rovers defenders to go over and ensure Warrington maintained their 100% start to 2016.

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